A couple of years ago, I incorporated the square foot gardening method for planting seeds. Basically in a nutshell, square foot gardening is where you space your seedlings closer together. The close knit plants crowd out weeds and thrive. However, when you plant 9 beans seeds for every square AND your raised bed is 8 feet by […]
When I look back at all the years, I have been gardening, I can truly confide that there are only six easy vegetables to grow. Why did I say “easy” because all vegetable could have issues such as pests, powdery mildew, etc. Also, plant issues could also be magnified by where you live. Just to […]
A couple of weeks ago, I started growing my seeds inside. Over the years, I have discovered that not all seeds are alike. Certain seeds need to be scarified, stratified, soaked, or inoculated. I will be focusing on seed scarification for this article and will touch upon the other methods in future articles.
Right around the time that I can’t stand snow anymore, the Philadelphia Flower Show calls me to bask in her spectacular flower displays. I was surrounded by lush landscape, new plants, and wonderful vendors with the promise that spring is just around the corner. I could feel and touch grass, smell the aroma of plants, […]
If you love garlic as much as I do, then frost is your best friend. Why? It is time to plant garlic! Bearing any disasters, next year you will be smothering in garlic. Can’t you just smell the garlic now?
I love to grow my own flowers and seeds but lately I discovered I can grow them without using seeds. What, you say? No, I haven’t lost it. I just started using my own plants to make more plants. My kitchen window sill is my laboratory–a new plant propagation system. Want to learn how? Keep […]
Gardening is incredibly enjoyable but it takes a lot of work. One of the reasons I converted to a square foot gardener was this method increased yields and reduced weeding. However, laying out the grids and planting easily 300 seeds in an 8 by 4 foot bed is back breaking and time consuming. Jennifer and Karl […]
For years, I have planted my tomatoes the old conventional way–buried deep in the ground with only a few leaves showing barely above the dirt. Sometimes, I have to dig to China since my tomatoes overgrew in their seedling pots. Planting an 18 inch tomato plant is really, really hard. But not anymore, thanks […]